Oversharpening, the new hit?

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I may have been developing a "taste" for what I like photographically and therefore a bias toward what does or does not suit me, but a significant proportion of the pictures I see on flickr/500px do look way way oversharpened, with huge halos and, it looks to me, too heavy shadows lifting (kind of a "pedal to the metal" approach in post processing:biggrin:).

Is it a new fashion of the (20)10's, like the soft focus of the 80's?
 

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People don't look good unless they look like a cardboard cut-out.
 

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I may have been developing a "taste" for what I like photographically and therefore a bias toward what does or does not suit me, but a significant proportion of the pictures I see on flickr/500px do look way way oversharpened, with huge halos and, it looks to me, too heavy shadows lifting (kind of a "pedal to the metal" approach in post processing:biggrin:).

Is it a new fashion of the (20)10's, like the soft focus of the 80's?

Well, people keep tussling about lens sharpness test charts all the time like it's the biggest deal in the world these days, so it's only logical that they put their money where their mouth is and also sharpen their photos in post until they're ready to stab you in the eye, I guess? =P
 

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Apparently flickr heavily processes images when you upload them.

Um, not that I've noticed. Only to the degree they get resized - the original full size images are what I processed them to be.
 

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I"ve had a flickr pro account for a while and I've never found that it "sharpens" the images upon upload.

I tend to be a bit heavy handed with sharpening though...
 

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